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Grace Arvilla (Smith) Sapp

December 18, 1924 ~ December 31, 2018 (age 94)

     Grace Arvilla Sapp age 94 of Midland, MI, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018, at Masonic Pathways, Alma, MI.

     A Memorial Service will be held at Masonic Pathways- Doig Chapel, Alma, MI on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Steven Swem officiating.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service.

     Grace was born in Genesee Township, MI on December 18, 1924 the daughter of Ervin and Esther (Curtis) Smith.  She was a graduate of St. Louis High School.  Grace married William Sapp on June 28, 1947 in Alma, MI. 

     Grace loved to garden, read, and do crossword puzzles.  Most importantly she loved spending time with her husband of 71 years, her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed sewing, making rag rugs and going to estate sales to find antiques.  Grace worked at Midland Hospital in food services.  She enjoyed listening to Country and Blue Grass music. She attended Floyd Church of God in Midland County. Grace resided most of her life in Midland County.

     She is survived by her husband William Sapp of Midland, MI; daughter Pat and Al Christina of Shepherd, MI; daughter Kelly and Randy Smith of Midland, MI; daughter Lori and Bryan Cross of Wheeler, MI; 8 grandchildren: Michael, Dawn, Billy Jo, Tracie, Jennifer, Nathan, Emily and Alivia; 17 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister Dorsalean Prout of Alma, MI; and brother Cleo and Carol Smith of Yuma, AZ.  Grace was preceded in death by her parents, son William David Sapp, great-grandson Auston Smith, and siblings: Howard Smith, Alfred Smith, Harley Smith, Glen Smith, Anna Buchanan, Ilene Foster and Mary Smith.

     Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, Mt. Pleasant, MI. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.


Donations may be made to:

Heartland Hospice
1426 Straits Drive, Bay City MI 48706


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